I love the colour of this bird's feather. I had a bit of a problem with the background - I original had a lighter blue / grey background colour but the bird was looking lifeless so I ended up changing it to Burnt Umber. Much happier with it now as the bird now stands out from the background.
These birds breed in the coastal South-east and in the South-central of the United States. They measure around 12 - 13 cm and weigh between 13 - 19 grams.
Painted Bunting measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.
Many thanks to Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren for the reference photo.